How to Care for Your Laminate
Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time to devote to your new laminate's care, some quick and easy tasks will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your new flooring.
Although laminate is durable and easy to care for, some good preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your laminate looking as good as new for years to come!
Preventative Maintenance for Your Laminate
Good preventative maintenance can start with placing doormats at the entry to the rooms to capture any dirt or debris before it's tracked onto your floor. Also, you can protect your floor from indentations by placing floor protectors under heavy furniture and appliances. Also, avoid dragging anything across the floor that will scratch or damage the laminate.
Regular care should include sweeping, dry mopping, and vacuuming as needed. For a deeper clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning product only.
Dealing with Spills & Stains
Most messes on laminate floors can simply be wiped away with a damp cloth. Spills should be cleaned up quickly because your floor can be slippery when wet.
When it comes to difficult stains such as candle wax and chewing gum or oil-based stains like lipstick and olive oil, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning up these types of messes.